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Will Antivert Help With Ringing In Ear
Depends: It really depends on the cause so accurate diagnosis vital. If one ear has weakness then balance retraining therapy helps. If both inner ears weak then not much is useful. For chronic inner ear imbalance try as much as possible to avoid antidizzy drugs as they can impair the brain's ability to compensate. Suggest evaluation by neurootologist who specializes in hearing and balance disorders. ...Read more
Not exactly: Tinnitus [ringing in the ears] is often due to damage to cells in a part of the inner ear and can be caused by normal aging, loud noise, certain medications [including some antibiotics, anti-seizure medications, painkillers], or head or neck injuries. The focus for treatment is finding approaches that help you notice it less, many of which can be very effective! see an ENT or audiologist for help! ...Read more
Probably not: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that crosses the blood brain barrier and causes drowsiness. Ringing in the ears will not be helped by an anti-histamine or any other drug. If you truly have middle ear fluid, the medical or surgical alleviation of the fluid might resolve the ringing. ...Read more
Possibly: Flonase is a nasal steroid that is frequently used to treat allergic rhinitis. Treating allergic rhinitis can, in turn, help with eustachian tube function. One treatable cause of tinnitus is eustachian tube dysfunction which effectively creates a vacuum or negative pressure in the middle ear. If tinnitus from hearing loss or other causes, it is not likely to make much difference for the ringing. ...Read more
Pseudofed: Hello, pseudofed is a decongestant that may be helpful to reduce congestion associated with an otitis media. It works by reducing the swelling at the opening of the eustachian tube in the back of the nose. An antibiotic may also be recommended. See your doctor if it's worsening. ...Read more
Perhaps: An inner ear infection is extraordinarily rare and is either from meningitis or acute otitis media that has spread, to the inner ear causing deafness and profound vertigo. If you really did have an inner ear infection i would expect you to, have these and other symptoms such as deafness. Mild dizziness and tinnitus are common in otitis media and usually resolve as the fluid behind the drum resolves. ...Read more
Can ear tubes help with Eustachian tube dysfunction? I have tried decongestants, nasal steroids, etc. Ear infections and hearing loss continue. Help!
Maybe: Fluid that accumulated behind the ears can thicken to the point it may not drain.During the process of inserting tubes,they usually remove this thickened debris with vacuum cleaner like tools.The tubes allow a bypass for new fluid to escape while swollen middle ear tissue recovers. It is more traditional to use in small kids, but might help an adult.A consult with an ENT can help you decide ...Read more
Can some person with otitis media dint feeling any pain in their ear but have ringing in their ear instead ?
Medical vs surgical: If you do have eustacian tube dysfunction that is causing your ringing/tinnitus in the affected ear, then focus on treating that. Nasal steroid, decongestant, antihistamines etc...If not adquate, oral steroid briefly and diuretic may help. If adenoids/tonsils are large, removal may help. Or, consider having an ear-tube (myringotomy) by an ENT doc..Consult your doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?
Doctor found fluid in my ear and I'm taking ear drops. The ear drops are making my ear hurt. Any help would be appreciated.
Yes. and it depends: Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a symptom, and not usually a disease. Add eye pain and headache, and you have 3 symptoms. The most common cause of ear, eye, and head pain is sinus related, such as a virus or allergies. The fact that the tinnitus switches sides fortifies this notion. An evaluation by a doctor would help clarify this theory. ...Read more